The narrative of people who oppose ‘school choice’ is well documented. The same talking points are brought up again and again and usually dominate the conversation. It’s time to re-frame the narrative, get real about the misinformation being spread and lead these conversations with a children-first line of thought. Here are Citizen Stewart‘s 26 new rules for the education reform debate:
2. If you aren’t currently responsible for closing the achievement gap, shut up about those who are – you are not an expert. Just listen.
Rule # 9 stands out considering how much white liberals dominate both the education establishment and the ed reform space, yet dictate the policies that affect so many students of color.
9. If you’ve never raised a black child, don’t argue with black parents about what’s best for black children.